Get Involved

Anyone is welcome in our 1000 Hearts community...
we offer kindness where it's needed (hint; it's needed everywhere).

You can get involved by becoming a heartist and making your own hearts, sharing hearts with people in your community and/or starting or joining a heart-making group. There are kits and materials in our Etsy store, and free resources right here on our website.

Please acknowledge 1000 Hearts by tagging us on social media and advising people that you are part of this project - this will help our community to grow and flourish. If you are planning to share 1000 Hearts publicly (including your own work inspired by this project), please use the free resources on this website to let people know your hearts are part of the 1000 Hearts project.

Kindness is why we’re here and the most important starting point is to offer it to your own unique, imperfect and brave self. That’s why I suggest that you hold onto the first heart you make or receive – keep it as a reminder that you are worthy of love and kindness too.

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How to get involved:

Make your own hearts:

See our "Become A Heartist" page for how to get started and to download instructions, template and other resources for free.

Spread some love and kindness in your might make hearts to share with your friends and family, local charities, schools, hospitals and businesses - it can be lovely for cafes and shops to have a bowl of giveaway hearts on their counter to share with customers.

Share your hearts where they're needed:

You can connect with other heartists through our Facebook group, the Hearty Ripplers. The group is all about keeping those kindness ripples spreading out into our local and global spaces, and is a place for members of the 1000 Hearts community to request and offer hearts.

If you're not sure where to share your hearts, you can send them to 1000 Hearts for distribution (we always need more hearts!) Our postal address is:

PO Box 206, Blackmans Bay, Tasmania 7052, Australia.

You can also send them to these Australian charities:

RizeUp Australia - supporting women and children escaping domestic violence: PO Box 6417, GCMC 9726

Zephyr Education - educational supplies for kids escaping domestic violence: PO Box 478, Bulimba, QLD 4171

This Is My Brave Australia - reducing the stigma of mental illness: 30 Bimbiang Cres, Ngunnawal, ACT 2913

Support 1000 Hearts:

  • You can purchase hearts made by Sarah in our shop, including heart-making supplies, the original pocket hearts and embellished hearts in unique designs. These hearts make beautiful gifts for anyone who needs a reminder of love and kindness (including you).

Make your own pocket hearts

Making hearts is easy to learn even if you’ve never sewed before.

It uses basic sewing skills with a few little tricks, and the kits come with instructions and the template for the original 1000 Hearts pocket heart.

Get Started